Tom Hiddleston is the latest victim to take up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (and we’d like to thank Nathan Fillion for providing him with the opportunity).
this video is so vital to me
okay but this video is actual proof that if you take scenes with John and Sherlock and add romantic music to the background it is undeniably gay like
how are you gonna bromance this????
Proof that actually Sherlock is at heart just a romcom.
This wins all of the things
So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:
Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.
We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.
Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.
Benedict Cumberbatch and tumblr text posts.
this dog is part husky part lab
the split is straight down the middle, quite literally
LOOK AT THIS!!! It looks like two different dogs! She literally got looks from both sides of her parents! JUST IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THEY MUST BE!!!!!
TH: I would like to nominate Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, and Helena Bonham Carter. You have 24 hours to respond.
Now you three can’t tell me you didn’t brainstorm to do this white-shirt conspiracy on purpose.
here it is!!!
NO SLOW MOTION Benedict Cumberbatch Ice Bucket Challenge
omg this even funnier than the original version XDDDD
it isn’t done by a long press, but the elevator buttons at my work place is touch-activated and a double-tap cancels it.
too awesome not to reblog
Archaeologists in Greece are nearly ready to enter what they say is the biggest ancient tomb ever unearthed in the country. The tomb at the ancient site of Amphipolis in the Macedonia region, around 65 miles northeast of Thessaloniki, dates from around 300 BC—the time of Alexander the Great.
I find all of this quite interesting and exciting, but to throw my two cents into it, I think it’s Cassander. *cough* There are many options, but to me it’s the only one that makes sense. We shall see.
Nuclear wastelands, flesh eating zombies, road warriors… welcome to the neighborhood. Do you think you have what it takes to survive? If so, what kind of future survivor will you be? Let’s find out!
My mom and two cousins are Rogue Mercs, her librarian daughter is a Historian of the Lost World. Go team!
Conquering warlord… Best hope there’s no apocalypse. Don’t think people would like my new world.
Psiborg…I’m creeped out by myself now
assertive!Merlin + temporarily speechless (and pleased)!Arthur
for Sanna ♥ Happy Birthday ♥
This sequence is funny and sweet, but demonstrates a few things so clearly and painfully.
John plays incredibly close to the chest about his feelings. He apparently never explicitly told Sherlock what his role in his life is, or how important he is, preferring to let actions speak louder than words and assuming his meaning is clear. To everyone else, it is clear.
John severely overestimates Sherlock’s ability to understand how anyone feels about him. John makes a lot of assumptions about Sherlock’s emotional maturity and abilities, all of which are apparently wrong.
Sherlock has stupidly low expectations of how people he loves feel about him. It’s a bit hard not to launch into a consideration about Sherlock’s sense of self-esteem at this point. It seems fairly clear that Sherlock’s sense of self-worth must be based entirely on his intellectual abilities, to the point of sticking his fingers in his ears and humming to drown out anything else.
This conversation may be the core motivation for Sherlock’s actions for rest of the series. All the emotion, all the sacrifice, all the wrestling inside Sherlock’s heart, the beating down the doors of his own life and then throwing it away again, is all because of this conversation. The impact of which John continues to radically underestimate.
These two are so far from being on the same page, I’m not sure they’re in the same library.